Artist made ceramic beads, pendants, buttons, and toggles. Finished jewelry. Neck cords and chains. Suede tassels. Metal branches. Pottery dishes.
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Michelle McCarthy is the artist that creates the beads, pendants, finished jewelry and functional pottery in her home studio, located in Port Charlotte, Florida. She uses white and terre cotta low fire clay. Michelle uses press molds, rubber stamps, cookie cutters and hand forming to create her beads and pendants. Then the first kiln firing turns the clay into bisque. Michelle then paints and glazes the bisque. Every bead and pendant is hung on special racks in the kiln for a second firing which turns her little creations into art! Please come visit the Firefly Design Studio booth at any of the art and bead shows listed to the left. Michelle loves to meet her customers in person!
You can find Michelle's artwork at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay, The Open Studio and Ivy's Attic, all in Englewood, Florida. Also in Punta Gorda at the Visual Arts Center. Browse her Etsy shop and "Like" her Facebook page for up to date news and specials!
Michelle is married to Joe McCarthy, a Broker Associate at Tall Pines Realty in Englewood, Florida. They have 3 sons. Zakk is an installation tech at Pro Audio Services in North Port, Florida, Chad owns his own landscaping and tree timming company and Ryan is a mechanical engineer in Orlando, Florida. They have a 2 year old granddaughter, Summer, who is Chad's little girl. They are also animal lovers with 3 dogs and 2 cats.